Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday's Photos and Breakfast With The King And Queen

Summerdale, AL.

57 deg overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds from the WNW at 10-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

I finally got some photos of Friday's dinner and the selection and Coronation of the King and Queen to load.

The photo below is of some of the people at the dinner. There were so many that it was impossible to get them all in a shot or two. : )

The announcement of the King and Queen!!!!!!

The King!!!!

And the Queen!!!!

A few of the decorations in the Clubhouse

Yesterday morning, Linda managed to get up at the "crack of dawn" and make it over to the clubhouse for breakfast with Jim and the King and Queen. There were lots of folks there and everyone enjoyed juice, pancakes, bacon or sausage and coffee.  ; )

Jim and Linda said that there weren't quite as many people there as there were for the dinner, but the clubhouse was pretty much filled up.

It wasn't long before Jim and Linda came back here. The skies were threatening and the forecast was for rain and possible severe weather, so they felt it was best to return shortly after finishing their meal and talking to a few friends.

It rained most of the day and then later in the afternoon, it started to get pretty nasty. The rain intensified, there was thunder and lightning and the winds really picked up for awhile.

Oh, and did I mention that there were flood and tornado warnings and watches for the area?  : O

Luckily, it didn't get too nasty here at the park and I don't think that there was any damage.  At least none that I could see.

After the storms passed, Jim and Linda fooled around with the computers and watched TV.

Speaking of TV, did any of you watch the demolition derby at Daytona last night? I really didn't like the 2 by 2 racing that they've been doing in the past, but I don't think a race where 1/2 of the cars are wrecked before it's half over will very interesting either. : (

Maybe the drivers will use their heads and figure things out before the Daytona 500 next weekend.

Did you know that the ever-popular beaded necklaces, so ubiquitously associated with Mardi Gras today, didn't come into play until the 1880s?

That's when one of the Krewes dressed up a member as Santa Claus and had him toss out glass beads. It was such a hit that by 1900, beaded necklaces had become the Mardi Gras throw. Somewhere along the way, those lovely glass beads got replaced by cheap plastic and aluminum beads, which today earn the thrower a flash (of flesh). That particular "trading" tradition most likely dates back to the 1970s.

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